Domestic abuse by family, partners, and ex-partners happens in all communities, including to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender +. Your abuser may also use your sexuality and gender identity against you as a tactic to keep the power and control in your relationship. This is not ok.
You are entitled to help as much as any other person. Help is available, services are open and inclusive, and they want to hear from you. You will be believed.
Help is available from:
Advice Line (provided by Stop Domestic Abuse) 03300 165 112 weekdays 9.30am-8pm
- Galop – for members of the LGBT+ community
Galop is the LGBT+ specialist anti-violence charity that works on issues of hate crime, sexual violence, and domestic abuse. Galop runs the National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline:
Telephone: 0800 999 5428
- Hampshire Police Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officers (LAGLOs)
Officers dedicated to supporting members of the LGBT+ community. Trained to respond to LGBT+ domestic abuse and undertake specific risk assessment.
- YOU Trust refuge, Dorset
Offers a service to support people from LGBT+ and BAME communities, male victims and women will older boys who would not be able to access most refuge spaces.
Telephone: 0800 032 5204
For more information:
- GALOP factsheet on domestic abuse http://www.galop.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/DV-A-LGBT.pdf
- Considerations for reviewing your service’s LGBT+ accessibility: http://www.galop.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/Barries-Faced.pdf